J Korean Soc Transplant.  2011 Sep;25(3):151-154. 10.4285/jkstn.2011.25.3.151.

Indication of Pediatric Liver Transplantation

  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. i101016@skku.edu


Pediatric liver transplantation is a well-established and successful strategy. Survival after liver transplantation has improved significantly over the last decade with pediatric recipients. Biliary atresia is the most common indication of pediatric liver transplantation and needs adequate selection of patients and timing of transplantation in order to achieve best results. In fulminant hepatic failure, laboratory data and neurological signs help decide the need for transplantation and determine the prognosis. A judicious communication between physicians and parents is important for deciding appropriate time of liver transplantation.


Liver transplantation; Children; Indication

MeSH Terms

Biliary Atresia
Liver Failure, Acute
Liver Transplantation

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